“Sweet Home Europa” is an original and potent fresco of Europe, which unravels right before our very eyes. Fathers, mothers, sons, wives, husbands, friends, strangers, outsiders, politicians and businessmen become the representatives who recount the genesis of a community, shining a light on pacts and compromises, ideological and religious differences and contradictions. All that has created the concept of the dominance of the West and, at the very same time, its cultural and social collapse. Capitalism and consumerism as meter and rule, even of interpersonal relationships, have dismantled the age-old traditional rules, leaving entire generations at the mercy of wars, more or less correct and more or less holy, but above all the struggle to grab the temporary reconstruction.
The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, directed by Anselm Weber, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Bochum, Germany The city is broke: Perfect timing for the visit of the billionaire Claire Zachanassian. Everyone has high expectations of the city’s daughter, and the citizens leave no doubt that they are predominantly interested in her money. And really, the old lady holds out quite a bit for them—she wants to give the city one billion. There’s only one condition: the citizens should kill III, her lover from her youth who deeply hurt her in the past. In what’s possibly his most famous play, Friedrich Dürrenmatt analyses the relation between money and morale. His story is a test assembly that has remained controversial to this day. The citizens have busied themselves and their city into a seemingly irreversible crisis through pride and boast, and the downfall can only be prevented by accepting the indecent proposal. It doesn’t take long before selfrighteousness and hypocrisy react anew, and the people are ready to sacrifice their formerly beloved citizen III for the greater good.
The Wedding Party by Judith Herzberg, directed by Eric de Vroedt, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Bochum, Germany It’s Lea’s third wedding. The festivities will be at her parents’ house, Ada and Simon. They are survivors of the German pogrom
Three Years of Battle Union des Théâtres de l'Europe